ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Donald Bradford, Peter Combe, Alex Couwenberg, Ned Evans, Alex Weinstein - Andrea Schwartz Gallery - January 7th, 2015 - January 30th, 2015 <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>Contact: Jennifer Draughon</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery</p> <p>545 - 4<sup>th </sup>Street, San Francisco, CA 94107</p> <p>415.495.2090 &ndash; Phone</p> <p>415.495.2094 &ndash; Fax</p> <p>jennifer@asgallery.com</p> <p>www.asgallery.com</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LA | SF&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p><strong>January 7 &ndash; January 30, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 5:30 PM &ndash; 7:30 PM</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce, LA | SF, a group exhibition featuring new work by Donald Bradford, Peter Combe, Alex Couwenberg, Ned Evans, and Alex Weinstein with an opening reception held on Wednesday, January 7 from 5:30 &ndash; 7:30 pm.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>&ldquo;This series began as a meditation on loss and evolved into a celebration of life.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em>--Donald Bradford</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The wall of yarn skeins, belonging to a loved one, became the focal point for Donald Bradford&rsquo;s reflections on loss.&nbsp; Through his characteristic loose, painterly style and vibrant colors, the series developed into a tribute of a life lived.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&ldquo;After nearly five decades of surfing and painting, a symbiosis occurs between the two, a deeply interwoven relationship feeds both passions.&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Ned Evans</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From the sand to the ocean and water, Ned Evans finds inspiration in his two passions of surfing and art.&nbsp; His works are derived from the memory and the ephemeral experience the ocean gives to those who love it.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>&ldquo;My paintings are visual resting places where the viewer&rsquo;s interpretive associations can collect inside.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Alex Weinstein</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Alex Weinstein mixes abstraction with the faintest traces of representational imagery in his painting and sculptures to evoke the essence and texture of hazy sea surfaces.&nbsp; The atmospheres he creates become quiet, contemplative places for the audience to interpret as they see fit.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco in our new gallery space located at 545 &ndash; 4<sup>th</sup> Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country.&nbsp; ASG is a member of SFADA.&nbsp; Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday 1 &ndash; 5. The gallery will be closed 1/21.&nbsp; For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or jennifer@asgallery.com.&nbsp; Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com. Thank you!</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:24:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - April 10th, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM <p><a href="http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/erick-beltran" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Erick Beltr&aacute;n</strong></a></p> <p>Erick Beltr&aacute;n&rsquo;s taxonomical installations fuse text and image to interrogate how editions, multiples, and reproductions alter (and define) social, cultural, and political ideologies. Through invented classification systems that play up tensions between truth and fiction, he investigates traditional mechanisms of order, value, reproducibility, and distribution. Beltr&aacute;n has recently exhibition at Bienal de S&atilde;o Paulo; Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art; TBA21 Contemporary, Vienna; Taipei Biennial; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; among others.</p> <p>RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo; <a href="&ldquo;https://erick-beltran.eventbrite.com/&ldquo;" rel="nofollow">https://erick-beltran.eventbrite.com/</a></p> <p>Image: Erick Beltr&aacute;n, <em>Atlas Eidolon</em>, 2014; sculpture; 197 x 232 x 197 inches</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:46:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - April 10th, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM <p><a href="http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/jonn-herschend" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Jonn Herschend</strong></a></p> <p>Interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and experimental publisher Jonn Herschend utilizes quotidian systems&mdash;PowerPoint presentations, academic lectures, photographic evidence, infomercials, and educational videos&mdash;to deploy and complicate questions of truth. He is co-founder (with Will Rogan) of The Thing Quarterly&mdash;an object-based subscription service that disseminates original, limited-edition artworks. He has exhibited at SITE Santa Fe; SFMOMA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the 2014 Whitney Biennial.</p> <p>RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo; <a href="&ldquo;https://jonn-herschend.eventbrite.com/&ldquo;" rel="nofollow">https://jonn-herschend.eventbrite.com/</a></p> <p>Image: Jonn Herschend, <em>Brown Trout</em>, 2014; cell phone image</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:26:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - March 6th, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p><a href="http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/shaun-leonardo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Shaun Leonardo</strong></a></p> <p>Shaun Leonardo (MFA Painting, 2005) probes conventions of portraiture to reveal complexities of masculinity and manhood. Through self-conscious and physically demanding performances, as well as cutout paintings, drawings, and sculptures, his work negotiates ideals of worth, achievement, and maleness. Leonardo is the recipient of awards from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York Studio School, NYFA, and The Jerome Foundation. His work was recently exhibited in <em>Crossing Brooklyn</em> at the Brooklyn Museum.</p> <p>RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo; <a href="&ldquo;https://shaun-leonardo.eventbrite.com/&ldquo;" rel="nofollow">https://shaun-leonardo.eventbrite.com/</a></p> <p>Image: Shaun Leonardo, <em>One-on-Ones</em>, 2014; performance still: Memorial Hall Lawn, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, Massachusetts; courtesy of the artist; photographed by Kami Nzeribe</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:35:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - February 27th, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p><a href="http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/eva-hayward" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Eva Hayward</strong></a></p> <p>Writer Eva Hayward researches aesthetics, the environment, and transgender theory. Her forthcoming book <em>SymbioSeas</em> (Penn State University Press) illuminates underwater representations and trans-species mediations. She has recently published articles in <em>Cultural Anthropology</em>, <em>Parallax</em>, <em>Women&rsquo;s Studies Quarterly</em>, and <em>Women and Performance</em>. Hayward is assistant professor in gender and women&rsquo;s studies at University of Arizona, Tucson.</p> <p>RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo; <a href="&ldquo;https://eva-hayward.eventbrite.com/&ldquo;" rel="nofollow">https://eva-hayward.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:09:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - February 20th, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><a href="http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/rirkrit-tiravanija" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Rirkrit Tiravanija</strong></a></p> <p>Rirkrit Tiravanija is celebrated for installations that invite social engagement and are activated by viewers&rsquo; interactions. For two decades, Tiravanija has been regarded as one of the most important figures of Relational Aesthetics, a practice in which the audience is regarded as a community, and the artwork is experienced as a shared encounter. Tiravanija&rsquo;s wide-ranging work critically connects the personal and social with the political&mdash;his long-term project <em>The Land</em> is a hybrid place for art, architecture, advocacy, and solidarity with local rice farmers in a village near Chiang Mai, Thailand.</p> <p>The exhibition <a href="&ldquo;http://www.ybca.org/rirkrit&rdquo;" rel="nofollow"><em>A Special Curatorial Project with Rirkrit Tiravanija: The Way Things Go</em></a> is on view at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, February 13&ndash;June 21, 2015.</p> <p>RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo; <a href="&ldquo;https://rirkrit-tiravanija.eventbrite.com/&ldquo;" rel="nofollow">https://rirkrit-tiravanija.eventbrite.com/</a></p> <p>Fort Point Beer Company Beer Garden &raquo; 5 pm</p> <p>Image: Rirkrit Tiravanija, <em>The Land Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand</em>, 1998&ndash;ongoing; installation (ongoing sustainable art project); dimensions variable; courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin; photographed by Liz Linden</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:33:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - February 6th, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p><a href="http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/asuka-ohsawa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Asuka Ohsawa</strong></a></p> <p>Visual storyteller Asuka Ohsawa creates drawings, printed ephemera, and textile works that mine the wonders and worries of her world. Her graphic narratives fuse elements of pop, manga, anime, and comics to reveal intertwined fairytales of bunnies, garden gnomes, unicorns, books, bicycles, acrobats, Gumby, and Bettie Page. Ohsawa is represented by Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, and Massimo Carasi, Milan. She is currently completing her first year as <a href="http://www.sfai.edu/bios/asuka-ohsawa" rel="nofollow">assistant professor in printmaking at SFAI.</a></p> <p>RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo; <a href="https://asuka-ohsawa.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow">https://asuka-ohsawa.eventbrite.com/</a></p> <p>Image: Asuka Ohsawa, <em>Vim &amp; Vigor</em>, 2013; gouache on paper; 21 x 26 inches</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:07:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - January 30th, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/jennifer-a-gonzalez" rel="nofollow"><strong>Jennifer A. Gonz&aacute;lez</strong></a><br /><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/jennifer-a-gonzalez" rel="nofollow"><strong> <em>Cartographies of Democracy</em></strong></a></p> <p>Jennifer A. Gonz&aacute;lez writes about contemporary art with an emphasis on digital bodies, corporeality, installation art, critical race studies, and democracy. Her book <em>Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art</em> (The MIT Press, 2008) examines contemporary artists who use installation art to stage critical assessments of race politics in the U.S. Gonz&aacute;lez is professor in the history of art and visual culture at UC Santa Cruz and teaches in the Whitney Independent Study Program.&nbsp;<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://jennifer-a-gonzalez.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://jennifer-a-gonzalez.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:25:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - April 7th, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/mel-chin" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Mel Chin<br /> McBean Distinguished Lecture</strong></a></p> <p><br /><a href="http://www.melchin.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Mel Chin</a>&rsquo;s pioneering art practice inserts contemporary art into unlikely contexts, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills, and popular television, in each case poetically extending the capacity of art to amplify social engagement. Chin&rsquo;s <em>Revival Field</em> (1989&ndash;ongoing) utilized plants to remove toxic, heavy metals from the soil, and innovated the field of green remediation. More recently, Chin&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.fundred.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project</em> </a>envisaged practical models to make New Orleans a lead-safe city. Chin&rsquo;s transformative works marry symbolic, aesthetic gestures with pragmatic, scalable solutions to address complex cultural and environmental challenges.<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://mel-chin.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://mel-chin.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:47:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - April 28th, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/constance-m-lewallen" rel="nofollow"><strong>Constance M. Lewallen</strong><br /> <strong>Conversation + Book Release of <em>500 Capp Street</em></strong></a><br /><br /><em>500 Capp Street</em> is the late David Ireland&rsquo;s (MFA, 1974) best-known work, an 1890s Victorian in the Mission District of San Francisco that the artist transformed into an immersive artwork, studio space, and the site of legendary dinners. Ireland&rsquo;s renovations became experiments in form, material, and social space and presaged many artist-designed homes.&nbsp;<br /><br />Join curator and author Constance M. Lewallen for the book release of <em>500 Capp Street</em>, the first publication to chronicle the remarkable history of Ireland&rsquo;s home.&nbsp;<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://constance-lewallen.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://constance-lewallen.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:02:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - April 21st, 2015 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/annie-lapin" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Annie Lapin</strong></a></p> <p>Annie Lapin&rsquo;s paintings perform a Grey Gardens-esque dance through high and low forms. Her buoyant works enmesh gilded-era patterns and structures with contemporary graffiti, dissolving figures, and pure painterly decay. Working from Los Angeles, Lapin calls to mind nothing less transcendent than Kim Kardashian&rsquo;s two-year-old painting on an Herm&egrave;s bag. Lapin has presented solo exhibitions at venues including Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; Pasadena Museum of California Art; and Grand Arts, Kansas City. She is represented by <a href="http://www.honorfraser.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Honor Fraser, Los Angeles</a>.</p> <p><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fannie-lapin.eventbrite.com%2F&amp;h=OAQGiKLMx&amp;enc=AZPzay3UOgR8YBosTKqKxlSm9ifJ4RQM7EiwZlfF9MK0AKZESxtOJW9PPvAcVRZIE1s&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://annie-lapin.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:28:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - April 14th, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/michael-jones-mckean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Jones McKean</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://michaeljonesmckean.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Jones McKean</a>&rsquo;s peripatetic practice connects seemingly disparate cultural histories to specific forms. His sculptures and installations have included enclosed storms, half-scale riverboats, prehistoric meteorites, and urban-scale rainbows. He constructs spaces of uncanny scale&mdash;failed epics, specific objects that serve as synecdoche for expansive narratives, or condensed moments of universal phenomena. McKean is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Artadia Award. He is associate professor of sculpture and extended media at Virginia Commonwealth University.<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://michael-jones-mckean.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://michael-jones-mckean.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:32:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - San Francisco Art Institute - March 10th, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/jon-rubin" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Jon Rubin</strong></a></p> <p>Jon Rubin&rsquo;s interdisciplinary projects include launching a radio station in an abandoned neighborhood that only plays the sound of an extinct bird; founding a barter-based nomadic art school; lending pigeons to museum-goers, who train them to fly &ldquo;home&rdquo; to the museum; and co-directing Conflict Kitchen, which solely serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Rubin is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University and head of the Contextual Practice area.<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://jon-rubin.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://jon-rubin.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:04:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Lewis Hyde - San Francisco Art Institute - March 3rd, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/lewis-hyde" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Lewis Hyde</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.lewishyde.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lewis Hyde</a>&rsquo;s landmark cultural criticism celebrates the public life of the imagination. His grandly influential 1983 book, <em>The Gift</em>, illuminates and defends artistic practices that lie beyond the market. <em>Trickster Makes this World</em> (1998) argues for disruptive figures as the primary catalyst of lively and fearless cultures. His most recent book, <em>Common as Air</em>, outlines the unquantifiable value of the &ldquo;cultural commons,&rdquo; which is increasingly threatened by the privatization of knowledge. A MacArthur Fellow and former director of creative writing at Harvard, Hyde is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.&nbsp;<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flewis-hyde.eventbrite.com%2F&amp;h=qAQF_o90X&amp;enc=AZPa41HFIpcRx40ffF9yy5KPyhJTFgWXRHG2-L23UlqOU9AeQ2B_1Tnz4wlzOCVe4tY&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://lewis-hyde.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:31:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mariah Robertson - San Francisco Art Institute - February 24th, 2015 - February 24th, 2015 <p><strong><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/mariah-robertson" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Mariah Robertson</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/mariah-robertson" rel="nofollow">Mariah Robertson</a> produces cameraless abstractions that unspool in trapeze-like ribbons and dance in architectural space. Her works straddle the languages of painting and photography, yet begin in the darkroom, where she masks, tears, chemically douses, and otherwise manipulates metallic photographic paper to startling ends&mdash;in her words, the &ldquo;good ones exceed the plan.&rdquo; Robertson&rsquo;s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others.<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://mariah-robertson.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://mariah-robertson.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:07:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Eva Franch i Gilabert - San Francisco Art Institute - February 17th, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p><a href="http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/eva-franch-i-gilabert" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Eva Franch i Gilabert</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.storefrontnews.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Eva Franch i Gilabert</a> is one of the most vibrant thinkers and curators at the intersection of contemporary art, architecture, and public space. She is an architect, and the executive director and chief curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. Most recently, Storefront and Franch represented the U.S. at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale with the project OfficeUS. She lectures internationally on the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life.<br /><br />RSVP TODAY via Eventbrite &raquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://eva-franch-i-gilabert.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://eva-franch-i-gilabert.eventbrite.com/</a></p> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:38:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list